Even though the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship was about Greg Hackney winning AOY, Jacob Powroznik won the tournament – his second Elite Series-level win of the year, pretty awesome for a rookie.
It was a week that was. This year’s postseason was marked by high wind, big waves, cold weather, delays and lots of fun fishing for big smallmouth bass.
Photographer James Overstreet chronicles 2014 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Greg Hackney's final day on Bays de Noc.
Over nine events, Hackney out-practiced, out-strategized, out-fished and ultimately outlasted the other 107 Bassmaster Elite Series anglers who started the season.
As Hackney stood on the front deck of his boat waiting in the darkness of pre-dawn inside the harbor at Escanaba’s Ludington Park, a bevvy of thoughts ran through his mind.
After its week in a time capsule, we unearth Charlie Hartley's column to marvel at the foreshadowing, irony, and what-might-have-beens ...